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[An aerial view of the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the refinery structures in the port area and the docks and piers at the slips after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Heavy clouds of black and white smoke rise from fires still burning near the docks and in storage tanks. Between the black and white layers of smoke can be seen oil storage tanks at a tank farm.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial view of the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the port area after the explosions. White smoke rises from the destroyed dock area. The Monsanto building, refinery facilities, storage tanks, and the grain elevator are visible. Many of the storage tanks have visible damage. Piers and docks show almost total destruction.
Date: April 17, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[An aerial view of the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the docks and slips at the Texas City port after the explosions. Docks and pier structures and dock warehouses have been leveled and totally destroyed. Rubble and debris are visible and white smoke still rises from the dock area. The SeaTrain loading crane is visible near the destroyed Monsanto building on the right. Near the middle of the photograph, the grain elevator stands near the ruins of the power house and its smoke stack. In the distance a number of storage tanks showing compression damage and crushing can be seen.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[An aerial view of the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Visible from lower left to top right are the SeaTrain loading crane, the Monsanto Building, the destroyed docks and piers and refinery structures including two refinery towers. On the back of the photograph is written: "Monsanto / part of slip - Grandcamp".
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial view of the port area before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the Texas City port before the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The grain elevator, a tank farm, the port facilities, the Monsanto building, the Seatrain loading crane, a smokestack, some refinery facilities and some residential housing can be seen. The print has a handwritten caption at the top: "Texas City Disaster photograph."
Date: April 15, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial view of the port area during the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of refinery facilities near the port during the Texas City Disaster. Heavy black smoke coming from a source out of view on the right obscures much of the top two-thirds of the picture. A smaller plume of white smoke can be seen on the left. Storage tanks can be seen through a small hole in the smoke near the top middle of the photograph. The lower part of the image shows destroyed areas of the docks.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial view of the port facilities and the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: An aerial view of the port area after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. A large cargo ship is moored at one of the slips. Three other smaller ships are on the water. Clearly visible are the grain elevator, the smoke stack, the Seatrain loading crane, the Longhorn II aground, damaged storage tanks and the destroyed warehouses and docks. One wall remains from the power house near the grain elevator, and the heavy damage to the Texas City Terminal building can be seen. The badly damaged hull of the Wilson B. Keene can be seen near the Texas City Terminal building. In the bottom right corner is a badly crushed storage tank.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[After the storm]

Description: Three rows of one-story houses. On the far left, a pile of debris stands. The nearest house on the left is tilted and sagging to the right. The porch on the second house in the second row is tilted to the side. Wording on photo back "Texas City, Tx Aug 16, 1916". [Based on other photos similar to this one and on historical records of the weather, this date should most likely be Aug. 16, 1915.]
Date: August 16, 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Agusta Regan]

Description: A portrait of Agusta Regan, who appears to be about six or seven years of age in this photograph. She has her hair cut short, and is wearing a muslin dress with collar, cuffs and sash of white, white socks and black button-up shoes. On the back of the photograph is written: "Agusta Regan daughter of Mrs. M. Regan".
Date: [1910..1930]
Item Type: Photograph

[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

Description: A pilot and a copilot in uniforms and helmets sit in the cockpit of a bi-plane standing in a field. In front of the plane, 8 other soldiers in uniform and a civilian in white shirt and bow tie stand posed facing the camera.The third soldier from the right is resting his arm on part of the airplanes framework, and holding one of the structural supports. In the background are some large tents and two soldiers. "Wright C., SC-16 "Trainer," with Lts. Thomas D. Milling, instructor and Fred Seydel student, Texas City, Texas, May 1913. The 'C" was a larger, heavier version of the 'B', and had fixed vertical stabilizers (Blinkers) in front for additional stability. SC-16 was flown to Houston and back by Lt. Kirtland with Sgt. Idzorek, mechanic, 12 May 1913. It was transferred to San Diego in June 1913, however, a cracked crankcase prevented it from flying. There were no spare 50 h.p. engines, thus preventing his 'C' from joining the rest of hte Wright 'C's.' (USAF Museum photo) - from "1st Aero Squadron in Texas City, Texas" by Douglas E. Edwards in Over The Front, Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer 1998, p. 129, published by the League of WWI Aviation Historians.
Date: May 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

Description: A pilot and copilot in uniform and helmets sit in the cockpit of a plane sitting in a field. Nine soldiers stand in front of the plane facing straight ahead. One of the soldiers stands off to the right side of the plane, turned toward the camera.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

Description: A pilot and copilot in uniform and helmets sit in the cockpit of a bi-plane sitting in a field. Seven other soldiers in uniform and one civilian man dressed in white shirt and bow tie stand in front of the airplane. Wording on photo front with a line drawn to the pilot (the leftmost person in the cockpit): "Milling". "Wright C., SC-16 Trainer," with Lts. Thomas D. Milling, instructor and Fred Seydel student, Texas City, Texas, May 1913. The 'C" was a larger, heavier version of the 'B', and had fixed vertical stabilizers (Blinkers) in front for additional stability. SC-16 was flown to Houston and back by Lt. Kirtland with Sgt. Idzorek, mechanic, 12 March 1913. It was transferred to San Diego in June 1913, however, a cracked crankcase prevented it from flying. There were no spare 50 h.p. engines, thus preventing this 'C' from joining the rest of the Wright 'C's." (USAF Museum photo)."
Date: May 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[Airplane and crew of 1st Aero Squadron]

Description: A pilot and copilot wearing uniforms and helmets sit in the cockpit of a bi-plane sitting in a field. Eight other soldiers in uniform stand in front of the plane. Tents are visible in the background. From labels on other photographs in collection this appears to be a Wright C biplane.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[Amanda Wedell Pike]

Description: A photograph of Amanda Wedell Pike standing outdoors in front of bushes and trees. A building can be seen in the background. Ms. Pike is wearing a drop-waisted dress with dark shoes and stockings. On the back of the photograph is written: "Amanda Wedell Pike."
Date: [1920..1929]
Item Type: Photograph

[American Oil Company Refinery in Texas City in 1934]

Description: A view of the American Oil Refinery in Texas City in 1934. In the foreground, a man holds the reins to three mules in tandem, pulling something. A four wheeled car with metal drums and a flatbed truck can be seen behind the man. The refinery buildings, smokestacks and tanks and piping structures can be clearly seen in the picture. A row of railroad cars sit in front of the pipeline structure. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written "10-19-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971."
Date: October 19, 1934
Item Type: Photograph

[American Oil Company workers in 1934]

Description: A group photograph of American Oil workers in 1934. A group of 28 men in light coats or jackets, some wearing shirts and ties, some wearing outdoor work clothes, have gathered for a group photograph. The photograph is taken on a dirt clearing in front of a wooden building. On the back of the photograph in pencil is written "2-14-34." Taped to the back of the photograph is "Donated to Texas City Historical Committee by American Oil Company Sept. 15, 1971."
Date: October 19, 1934
Item Type: Photograph

[Army camp at Texas City, Texas]

Description: Two rows of small pup tents are pitched in a field. Two soldiers are standing at the front of the tent rows watching the nearest tent on the left which has two soldiers kneeling and working inside the tent. One soldier stands in the distance looking away and other soldiers are kneeling or sitting in front of in the tents. On back of photo - "First Army Base Texas City Texas" and "Edward Martin Born Gal. Tx. Stationed here."
Date: [1913..1915]
Item Type: Photograph

[Army camp at Texas City, Texas]

Description: Rows of Army tents and Army buildings. Photo was taken from outside and above the fence visible in the foreground. City buildings are visible in the far distance.
Date: [1913..1915]
Item Type: Photograph

[At a memorial service for victims of the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A group of people gather at the Texas City High School stadium for a memorial service for victims of the 1947 disaster. A small group of speakers stands in the middle, between the crowd standing on the field and a group of choir members standing on the bleachers. At the bottom of the picture is printed "Texas City Disaster, April 16, 1947." On the back of the photograph is written: "Memorial - April 19, 1947 at H.S. Stadium 10th Street."
Date: April 19, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[At the docks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A large amount of wooden debris floats in the harbor in the foreground, completely covering a large area of water. Two firetrucks are parked on the dock extending out on the left with four men dressed in white standing on the edge of the dock holding hoses leading down to the ocean water. Another man in a hard hat stands on the left in a large pile of debris looking down at a large metal object, perhaps an anchor lying on or near the railroad tracks. A large metal loading crane stands just behind the fire engines on the right. Other damaged port structures are visible in the background. The number "#23" is written on the picture in the lower right corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Item Type: Photograph